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REGWRITER ALERT: The Regulatory Group, Inc. launches new website and resource library.

December 1, 2016

REGWRITER ALERT: The Regulatory Group, Inc. launches new website and resource library.


REGWRITER ALERT: House passes the Midnight Rules Relief Act

November 18, 2016

The House passes the Midnight Rule Relief Act seeking to amend the Congressional Review Act.


REGWRITER ALERT: ABA approves Resolution 112 on Incorporation by Reference

August 22, 2016

ABA approves Resolution 112 seeking Congressional action to amend the Administrative Procedures Act.


REGWRITER ALERT: OMB Memo on utilizing flexibilities under the Paperwork Reduction Act

July 29, 2016

TRG summary of the new OMB Memo, Flexibilities under the Paperwork Reduction Act for Compliance with Information Collection Requirements, dated July 22, 2016.


ABA's 12th Annual Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice Institute, March 14-15, 2016

February 29, 2016

TRG is again sponsoring the American Bar Association (ABA), Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice’s Annual Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice Institute. The 12th Annual Institute will be held March 14-15 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. In addition to sponsoring the event, TRG’s Andrew Emery will be a panelist in the Rulemaking 101 program on the rulemaking process. This will be the 6th year that the Section has held the Rulemaking 101 program and the 6th year that Mr. Emery has participated. The Rulemaking 101 program is split into two sessions: The Rulemaking Process, and Judicial Review of Rules.


In Memoriam: Fred J. Emery, Founder of The Regulatory Group, Inc.

June 8, 2015

Fred J. Emery passed away on April 29, 2015, at his home in Washington, DC. He is dearly missed by his colleagues, friends and family at The Regulatory Group, Inc.


REGWRITER ALERT: Supreme Court Issues Its Opinion in Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Assn. Case

March 9, 2015

Today the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association, holding that "[t]he Paralyzed Veterans doctrine is contrary to the clear text of the APA's rulemaking provisions, and it improperly imposes on agencies an obligation beyond the 'maximum procedural r...


REGWRITER ALERT: Comment Period Extended for Proposed New Format and Publication Requirements for the Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations

December 16, 2014

Today the Administrative Committee of the Federal Register (ACFR) extended the comment period on the proposed rule it had published on October 28, 2014. ACFR proposed to revise its format and publication requirements for the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations (October 28, 2014,...


REGWRITER ALERT: Office of the Federal Register Issues Final Rule on Incorporation By Reference (IBR)

November 7, 2014

Our apologies for another RegulationWriter Alert in the same week, but the Office of the Federal Register has been busy. Today the Office of the Federal Register issued its Final Rule on Incorporation By Reference (IBR) (79 FR 66267) revising its regulations in 1 CFR part 51. The OFR published t...


REGWRITER ALERT: Proposed New Format and Publication Requirements for the Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations

November 3, 2014

On October 28, 2014, last Tuesday, the Administrative Committee of the Federal Register published a proposed rule to revise its regulations regarding the official requirements for the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations (79 FR 64133). This is the first major revision to the regu...


REGWRITER ALERT: Office of the Federal Register Issues Proposed Rule on "Incorporation by Reference"

October 17, 2013

The Office of the Federal Register proposes to change its regulations on incorporation by reference (IBR) in response to a petition for rulemaking filed last year. However, contrary to the petitioners' request, the proposal doe...


REGWRITER ALERT: Issued May 10, 2012 - NEW Executive Order - Identifying and Reducing Regulatory Burdens

May 10, 2012

This RegulationWriter Alert brings to your attention an Executive Order issued today by President Obama titled Identifying and Reducing Regulatory Burdens. This Executive Order makes the regulatory look-back provisions of Executive Order 13563 Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review a continuing obligation for agencies.


REGWRITER ALERT: Incorporation By Reference (IBR) & NEW Executive Order on International Regulatory Cooperation

May 1, 2012

This RegulationWriter Alert brings to your attention two timely issues of concern to agency regulation writers. Both of these topics were the subject of recommendations made by the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) in December 2011 and were the subject of a meeting held today sponsored by ACUS and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The first deals with Incorporation by Reference. The second deals with the issue of international regulatory cooperation.


REGWRITER ALERT: NEW Executive Order [13563]: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review

January 18, 2011

On January 18 President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order (E.O.) [13563] outlining his Regulatory Strategy, "Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review." The Administration has taken great efforts to draw attention to the E.O. The President wrote an op-ed article in the Wall Street Journal announcing the new E.O. and issued two Presidential Memoranda addressing the topics of the E.O. This RegulationWriter Alert provides links to all of the White House documents


REGWRITER ALERT: More Guidance from OIRA on the Paperwork Reduction Act Process

December 13, 2010

RegulationWriter Alert - December 13, 2010 On December 9, 2010, Cass Sunstein, Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), issued Memorandum M-11-07 on Facilitating Scientific Research by Streamlining the Paperwork Reduction A...


Paperwork Reduction Act Compliance Course

April 28, 2010

Federal agencies have struggled with complying with the Paperwork Reduction Act for years.  The mystery of Paperwork Reduction Act compliance is removed with this new offering by The Regulatory Group, Inc.This one-day course focuses on compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act.  This cou...


REGWRITER ALERT: OMB Invites Public Comments on Improving the Implementation of the PRA

November 9, 2009

RegulationWriter Alert - November 9, 2009 On October 27, 2009, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), published a Request for Comments (74 FR 55269) on "Improving Implementation of the Paperwork Reduction Act." The notice s...


REGWRITER ALERT: Executive Order 13497: Revocation of Bush Amendments to EO 12866

February 4, 2009

RegulationWriter Alert - February 4, 2009  On January 30, 2009, President Obama issued Executive Order (EO) 13497 revoking EOs 13258 and 13422.  Executive Orders 13258 and 13422 were issued by President Bush amending EO 12866 "Regulatory Planning and Review." The effect of r...


REGWRITER ALERT: OIRA Memorandum: Implementation of EO 13422 (amending EO 12866) and OMB Bulletin

May 23, 2007

RegulationWriter Alert - May 7, 2007 On April 25, 2007, OMB's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) issued a memorandum on "Implementation of Executive Order 13422 (amending Executive Order 12866) and the OMB Bulletin on Good Guidance Practices."The memorandum is wri...


REGWRITER ALERT: Revision of EO 12866 & Issuance of Agency Issuance of Agency Good Guidance Pract

January 18, 2007

RegulationWriter Alert - February 1, 2007 On January 18, 2007, President Bush amended Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, and the Office of Management and Budget issued a Final Bulletin for Agency Good Guidance Practices. Both documents are expected to have significant impacts on ...